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Is Ghusl given to a Martyr who is killed while Propagating the message of Islam?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Scenario : A Muslim sees two people fighting, or two people robbing or similar sins, and he intervenes and tries to physically stop them from committing the Sin, ...
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Why is a martyr called a Shaheed?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Why is the martyr who dies in the way of Allah Azza Wajjal considered a shaheed when the word shaheed means "to witness" ? What is he witnessing?
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Will someone gain martyrdom if they died while going to or returning from the mesjid?

As-Salamu alaikum brothers and sisters, if someone dies while going or returning to the mesjid, will they be considered a shaheed? Jazakum Allah khayran and Baraka Allahu feekum.
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Why is the martyrdom of the daughter of the Prophet, Fatima al-Zahra, commemorated at three different times?

In the Shia school of thought, the martyrdom of the daughter of the Prophet is commemorated at three different times; the last one today, on 3rd of Jumada al-Thani. Why is it that there are three ...
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Can I die fighting for my country, even against Muslim attackers?

Can a Muslim man die for his country? If it is attacked by a nation that has both Muslims and non-Muslims in the army, although the non-Muslims are the majority and are the leaders of the country. ...
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Stomach Cancer dying as martyr?

If someone dies having stomach cancer will they become a martyr in Jannah and have their sins forgiven? I know its for diarrhea, drowning, wall falling and ofc Jihad but what about Stomach Cancer?
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When someone blasphemes, can a person who witnesses it kill him and become a hero or martyr if he is executed for murder?

There's a hot topic in my country: One person who murdered his boss for the sake of blasphemy has been hanged after 6 years. From the BBC: Thousands of Pakistanis have turned out for the funeral ...
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Definition of Martyr in Islam

Whether a non-Muslim who dies for his country is called as Martyr? For example: A non-Muslim soldier who saves the people of country from terrorist attack and loose his life for the sake of country or ...
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Who was the oldest martyr of Karbala?

As probably many of you are aware, at the time of Imam Hussain (a.s.) there was a tragedy event which was/is famous as Battle-of-Karbala. It is as follow: www.al-islam.org/the-tragedy-of-karbala ...
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Does shaheed (martyr) enter paradise immediately after they die?

Do they physically enter paradise after death or is it just spiritual experience?
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Who is a martyr according to Islam?

What is the Islamic or Qur’anic definition of who is a martyr? What are the criteria required to be fulfilled in order to count a person as a martyr for Allah?
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Why should we mourn for the killing (martyrdom) of Imam Al Hussein?

As you probably see, Shias (every year) mourn for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.) in different ways. I was wondering why we should mourn for the killing of Imam Al Hussein (علیه السلام)?
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Are Martyrs dead?

Some brothers say: Asking alive people (parents, teachers, doctors or anybody else) to help us is not Shirk. However asking prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his Ahl-ul-Bayt or other great Martyrs for help is ...